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5 writing tactics for making more business

Sharpen your marketing approach to connect with readers in a meaningful way

Are you molding someone’s belief to serve your own self-interest?The question puzzles entrepreneurs. Once they start evaluating their marketing approach on ethical grounds, as well they should, they understand their messages must fall clearly on the side of persuasion, not manipulation. It all comes down to intention. Problems arise when ...

by Yatin Khulbe  | November 12, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

PH startup marketing firm champions ad automation for small businesses

Using Brand Philosophy’s technology, local MSMEs can now use machines, codes to buy ads in real time

Within the same year it introduced Blog Ex—a unique blogging convention that helps businesses tap local bloggers—the Mandaluyong-based start-up, Brand Philosophy, has set its eyes on yet another novelty: advertorial automation.Following recent talks with its US-based IT partner Bluagile, the digital marketing ...

by Angelo Cantera  | November 07, 2016 06:00:00
Business Ideas

14 easy, low-cost ways authors can promote their books

Book marketing doesn't have to cost thousands

In the book marketing world, what works today can be considered old news tomorrow and won’t work because ‘everybody’ is doing it. Some tactics continue to be effective over time. As a book publicist, I keep an eye out for the latest tips and ...

by Scott Lorenz  | October 23, 2016 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Using mobile marketing for small business

There are other ways to establish your brand digitally.

It’s undeniable that social media marketing has worked wonders for various companies. However, there are other ways to establish your brand digitally aside from using social media networks or ads. In the rush to get likes on that fan page, people tend ...

July 18, 2013 02:00:00
Business Ideas

15 ways to attract and keep customers

Read advice from three experts.

by Peter Imbong  | May 14, 2013 03:00:00
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The difference between marketing and selling

You need to know the difference to be able to reach consumers.

Many business owners and practitioners mistakenly think of selling and marketing as interchangeable concepts. This is particularly true in the case of small businesses, which often equates marketing with selling deliberately due to organizational and resource limitations.But even if sales and marketing ...

April 16, 2013 09:00:00
Business Ideas

How to make a knockout presentation

Read how these essential steps can help you sway potential customers to swing your way.

If you start by getting a bad case of the jitters, welcome to the human race. The prospect of speaking before a crowd, let alone before one whose collective decisions may mean a heftier bankbook for your company or a run on ...

March 22, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Five startup strategies

Entrepreneurs share tips about the crucial startup phase

All successful enterprises started with a brilliant business concept. Come up with a mediocre concept and it sure hurts the chances of a business taking off.This principle guided business partners and longtime friends Esel de Sagun and Em Somera in putting up ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | February 12, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

The merry months of online marketing

Make the most of your online marketing campaign during the holidays with these tips.

The Christmas season in the Philippines officially begins when the “ber” months start. September 1 ushers in the yuletide with christmas carols hitting the airwaves, Christmas decorations adorning houses, and series of weekend sales offered at the malls.But, the early start of ...

November 21, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Right on the mark

How do you operate in a competitive market? Two startups share their customer-centered strategies.

For businesses, it’s not enough to simply set up shop: you have to reach out to your target market, and make sure that they remember you rather than your competitors. However, the current advertising landscape is so crowded, and the sheer quantity ...

by Dante Gagelonia  | September 25, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Top tips for the budding online marketer

What is the goal of your campaign?

With Mother’s Day coming up soon, it’s no wonder that Filipinos are turning to the internet to ensure they get the date right and track down the right gifts for their mothers. A look at Insights for Search shows that searches for ...

May 02, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Why you need social media in your marketing plan

Make social media part of your marketing plan from Day 1.

Cebu Pacific, the country’s leading domestic carrier and pioneer in online booking, once had an unsuccessful online campaign before its viral video on dancing flight attendants.“Prior to 2009 (when the company started using social media), there was an effort to introduce a ...

March 19, 2012 04:00:00
Business Ideas

5 tips on how to market your products and services to women

We give you tips that would ensure a boost in sales and brand recall.

Not too long ago, a popular American singer emphatically declared that girls run the world (what\\\'s her name again? We kid, we kid!). We definitely agree with this statement, especially when it comes to business. There are more women around the world ...

by KC Calpo  | March 19, 2012 11:00:00
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